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As Voted by Jeff Legwold

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(###) Number of first place votes
RankTeamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Los Angeles Rams (12)5-03841
2Kansas City Chiefs5-03722
3Cincinnati Bengals4-13336
4New England Patriots3-23457
5Jacksonville Jaguars3-23063
6Baltimore Ravens3-22735
7Chicago Bears3-12988
8New Orleans Saints4-13484
9Minnesota Vikings2-2-127714
10Carolina Panthers3-13229
11Tennessee Titans3-223410
12Miami Dolphins3-217615
13Los Angeles Chargers3-226017
14Green Bay Packers2-2-122811
15Philadelphia Eagles2-322112
16Seattle Seahawks2-316918
17Pittsburgh Steelers2-2-125019
18Dallas Cowboys2-313021
19Washington Redskins2-217413
20Detroit Lions2-316424
21Cleveland Browns2-2-118723
22Tampa Bay Buccaneers2-213122
23New York Jets2-311429
24Buffalo Bills2-39430
25Denver Broncos2-310316
26Houston Texans2-315626
27Atlanta Falcons1-49220
28Indianapolis Colts1-45025
29New York Giants1-46627
30Arizona Cardinals1-43832
31Oakland Raiders1-42227
32San Francisco 49ers1-41931

Jeff Legwold

Jeff Legwold covers the NFL and the Broncos for ESPN/ This will be his 10th season in Denver after five years at Rocky Mountain News and four years at Denver Post. He also covered the Titans for nine years and has covered the Steelers and Bills. He has been a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Selectors since 1999 and is currently first vice president of the Pro Football Writers of America. 

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Poll Methodology

The AP Pro32 is determined by a simple points system based on how each voter ranks the NFL's 32 teams. A team receives 32 points for each first place vote, 31 for second place and so on through to the 32nd team, which receives one point. The rankings are set by listing the teams' point totals from highest to lowest. The mathematical formula is the same as the one used for the AP Top 25 rankings for college football, men's basketball and women's basketball.

History of the Poll

The Associated Press began the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings in 2012. A national panel of 12 voters will participate in the selection process this year. Each voter is among the 50 sports writers and broadcasters who choose the NFL's individual awards at the end of the season. All of the voters have an extensive background in covering the NFL. Some of them — Tony Dungy and Herm Edwards — played and coached in the league. Others — Jim Miller — played in the league. Each week beginning on Sept. 3, AP Pro32 will be updated and comments from some of the voters will be included in a story that accompanies the latest team rankings. In addition, a link to the will be included at the bottom of AP stories throughout the preseason and regular season.